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Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Benjamin D. Koen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Western medicine has conventionally separated music, science, and religion into distinct entities, yet traditional cultures throughout the world have always viewed music as a bridge that connects and ... More


Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music

Kofi Agawu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370249
eISBN:
9780199852161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370249.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The question of whether music has meaning has been the subject of sustained debate ever since music became a subject of academic inquiry. Is music a language? Does it communicate specific ideas and ... More


Introduction

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The book situates its inquiry at the intersection of three inter methods—interdisciplinary, intertextual, and intergeneric. Throughout history, Russian literati have engaged in intertextual and ... More


Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Eric Clarke and Nicholas Cook (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The study of music is always to some extent “empirical”, in that it involves testing ideas and interpretations against some kind of external reality. But in musicology, the kind of empirical ... More


MUSIC AND SOCIAL ANTAGONISMS

Kevin Korsyn

in Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines how social antagonisms produce cultural double binds, moments when individuals are caught between different communities and languages that both refuse — and yet somehow demand — ... More


Documenting the Musical Event: Observation, Participation, Representation

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reviews approaches to the empirical documentation of music as found in comparative musicology, folklore studies, and through the fifty-year history of ethnomusicology. Means of gathering ... More


 Music's Empire

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In examining the status of music in the cross-cultural encounter, this chapter focuses on Captain Cook's second voyage (1772-5) and the role played by Burney's son James and the German naturalist ... More


The Origins of Music

Carl Stumpf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695737
eISBN:
9780191742286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695737.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book was first published in German in 1911. The text sets out a path-breaking hypothesis on the earliest musical sounds in human culture. Alongside research in such diverse fields as classical ... More


Carl Stumpf: A reluctant revolutionary

David Trippett

in The Origins of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695737
eISBN:
9780191742286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695737.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

If historical events are to mark the boundaries of a life lived, one could be forgiven for suspecting that Carl Stumpf (1848–1936) might have been a political revolutionary: born during the months of ... More


Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Combining the approaches of ethnomusicology and music theory, this book offers perspectives for thinking about how musical sounds are shaped, arranged, and composed by their diverse makers worldwide. ... More


Community Music: In Theory and In Practice

Lee Higgins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777839
eISBN:
9780199950218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777839.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Psychology of Music

This book draws upon his extensive experience to investigate an interventional approach to music making outside of formal teaching and learning situations. Working with historical, ethnographic, and ... More


The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Kathryn Marsh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book provides an account of the musical play of school-aged children. Based on fifteen years of ethnomusicological field research in urban and rural school playgrounds around the globe, this ... More


INTRODUCTION Analysis, Categorization, and Theory of Musics of the World

Michael Tenzer

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This introductory chapter provides an overview of music analysis and theory in universal and cross-cultural contexts, including: Analysis: Definitions and Perspectives; Choosing Perspectives for this ... More


Crossfields

Lee Higgins

in Community Music: In Theory and In Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777839
eISBN:
9780199950218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777839.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter begins by reflecting on two areas of school-music education that are of particular interest to those working in community music, music education and democracy, and life-long learning in ... More


Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Jeremy Grimshaw

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

La Monte Young, generally regarded as the father of musical minimalism, is one of America’s most important contemporary composers--and one of the most elusive. Early on Young eschewed the ... More


Conceptions of Children’s Musical Play

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The musical play of school children encompasses many different forms that are owned, spontaneously performed, and orally transmitted by children and usually involve text, movement, and rhythmic ... More


Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Michael B. Bakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Since the advent of autism as a diagnosed condition in the 1940s, the importance of music in the lives of autistic people has been widely observed and researched. Articles on musical savants, ... More


Lions of the North: Sounds of the New Nordic Radical Nationalism

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190212599
eISBN:
9780190212629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212599.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book uses ethnography to analyze the musical practices of contemporary radical nationalism in the Nordic region. The region—and Sweden in particular—gained international distinction during the ... More


Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World

Alejandro L. Madrid

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326376
eISBN:
9780199851652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the dawn of the 21st century, the Nor-tec phenomenon emerged from the border city of Tijuana and through the Internet, quickly conquered a global audience. Marketed as a kind of “ethnic” ... More


Melancholic Modalities: Affect, Islam, and Turkish Classical Musicians

Denise Gill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190495008
eISBN:
9780190495039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495008.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Typically dismissed as the remnants of Ottoman nostalgia, the melancholies intentionally cultivated by contemporary Turkish classical musicians are a fundamental aspect of their subjectivity. ... More


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